October has warm days and cold nights as the autumn in West Virginia reaches its peak. It is a great time to watch the peak fall foliage in the temperate weather conditions. Sunny days are in abundance, and the sunshine averages 6 to 7 hours daily. Clouds converge regularly, but the rainfall is no more than 2" (51mm) to 3" (76mm). Average high temperatures are in the warm 60°F (15.6°C) to 70°F (21.1°C) range, while average low temperatures are in the mild 40°F (4.4°C) to 50°F (10°C) across the state. Bluefield in the south averages between 47°F (8.3°C) to 66°F (18.9°C), while Fairmont in the northwest is between 43°F (6.1°C) to 66°F (18.9°C). Storms are rare, and the snow is yet to arrive. The hunting and fishing seasons are in full swing until the late autumn. Jackets are usually better to wear during the fall to protect from the wind, cold and rain. With an eye on the winter, October is nearly the end of the tourist season and pleasant temperatures.